|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to local government|
|Apr 06, 2011||referred to local government|
senate Bill S4478
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4478 - Details
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §137, Civ Serv L
S4478 - Summary
Freezes salary or wage increases of employees of the state which would otherwise take effect pursuant to collective bargaining agreements or similar agreements for one year; freezes increased payments to state employees for holiday and vacation differentials, shift differentials and salary adjustments for one year; authorizes municipal corporations to institute such wage or increased payment freezes for their employees.
S4478 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4478 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the civil service law, in relation to freezing salary or wage increases of employees of the state and authorizing municipal corporations to institute such wage freezes for their employees; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would permit local governments, by local law, and state government, to establish a wage freeze for governmental employees for a period not to exceed a year. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Legislative findings and declarations. Section 2 - Adds new §25 to the General Municipal Law allowing any municipality to freeze and suspend all increases in salary or wages of its employees for a period of no more than one year. No retroactive pay adjustments may be made at the conclusion of the wage freeze.
S4478 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4478 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the civil service law, in relation to freezing salary or wage increases of employees of the state and authorizing municipal corporations to institute such wage freezes for their employees; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature hereby finds and determines that real property taxes in New York state are too high, and that the burden that they place upon our citizens, homeowners and businesses, is making it difficult for New York state to thrive, prosper and succeed. The legislature further finds and determines that the only way to realistically reduce the real property tax burden upon our citizens, homeowners and businesses, is to place a comprehensive approach in state law which controls costs and spending for local governments, and provides significant mandate relief with respect to their fiscal obli- gations. The legislature also finds and determines that real property tax relief and local government mandate reform must be achieved by estab- lishing a comprehensive approach to reduce real property taxes across the state, controlling government costs, and providing significant mandate relief to local governments. The legislature also finds, determines and declares that a fiscal emergency exists in the state of New York. That the state's fiscal condition, and that of its municipalities, has been significantly weak- ened by the impact of the national economic recession. This has led to a structural imbalance between revenues and expenditures which has EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10512-01-1
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